Writing a memoir is like painting a landscape or sculpting a jewel-studded necklace. Each work of art starts as a vision, an idea; then, it evolves into a sketch, and slowly, something real and
My client Vincent “Vinny” Valetutti has published “If I Were President: 29 alternative ideas for solving global problems” in the days before the presidential election to get Americans thinking about
I have promised an excerpt from “Willful Evolution,” and today, I deliver. What follows is the book’s prologue.
Recently, an author who was considering the idea of hiring me to edit and help self-publish his memoir asked if I could connect him to Judith Kelliher, the author of “A Wartime PhD,” so she could
Some of the treasures I’m recovering as I prepare to move in a few weeks are pleasant, such as snapshots of my children and grandson Eli when they were small, and writings from years past.
Recently, I had the pleasure of conducting a Discovery Session with Charlene Moses of Laconia, New Hampshire. She is working on a memoir about painful events that occurred in her family when she was
Note: The name of the book has since changed to "Willful Evolution." About a year and a half ago, I asked my intern from Westfield State University to review all the blogs I’ve written over the
Note: I recently did what I call a Discovery Session with a writer named Charles Merida. He calls himself Chaz and describes himself this way on his Twitter page: “Published Writer, YouTubist, Actor,
I’ve known Bobby Kelliher for over three decades. He is one of my favorite people.
Note: I recently did what I call a Discovery Session with a writer from Laconia, New Hampshire, named Claire L. Hebert-Dow. Claire is writing a memoir, and she came to me for some feedback on her